Family Support Worker - Intensive Family Support Service

  • Full time
  • £23,086 – £26,023
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th August 2021


  • Advertised from 16th July 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week

Role

Aberlour Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) (City Wide)

Aberlour are excited to announce that we are recruiting to our new Intensive Family Support Service. Aberlour will be working in partnership with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other Third Sector providers to promote the wellbeing of children and young people by offering caring and responsive support, something which is now needed more than ever as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Aberlour Glasgow Intensive Family Support will deliver the support families need, when they need it. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Please note that we will be promoting this vacancy until 30th August to ensure we get the number of candidates required, however we will also shortlist received applications 2nd August and 16th August and look to undertake a number of selection processes within this time frame.

As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families to nurture relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works for a period of up to 12 months with families to support and enable positive change and improve outcomes. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues. You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

To succeed in this role, you will need to work flexibly within a variety of locations across Glasgow City, including family homes, schools, and community settings in line with Covid guidance and safe working practices.

As an Aberlour employee you will:

  • be part of a highly motivated and skilled team.
  • receive continual personalised support.
  • have access to a well-developed training programme.
  • receive excellent annual leave entitlement.
  • have access to our group pension scheme.
  • have access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

Application notes

Please go to our website aberlour.org.uk/jobs where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk.

Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Please note that we will be promoting this vacancy until 30th August to ensure we get the number of candidates required, however we will also shortlist received applications 2nd August and 16th August and look to undertake a number of selection processes within this time frame.

Applications to be returned by: noon on 30th August 2021

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991